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Re: Chances of the Cubs winning the World Series?

Postby tmlfan4ever » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:27 pm

mweir145 wrote:It probably all depends on whether Rich Harden stays healthy. And I'm not sure the odds of that happening are very good at all.



I don't think Harden is that HUGE a factor. Yes, him staying healthy will greatly increase their chances, but I don't think the Cubs' WS hopes all lie with one player. They were the best team in the NL for 90 games before acquiring him after all.
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Re: Chances of the Cubs winning the World Series?

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:28 pm

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Re: Chances of the Cubs winning the World Series?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:44 pm

They have a great chance to make the playoffs and once the playoffs start anyone can win. I say 10%.

I think their offense has overacheived so far (Fukudome, Soto, DeRosa, Theriot and Edmonds) but they are still very good. The SP is good too but I think their bullpen is overrated.
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Re: Chances of the Cubs winning the World Series?

Postby acsguitar » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:49 pm

I think Cubs fans are to scared to post in this thread
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Re: Chances of the Cubs winning the World Series?

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:03 am

1 in 8 chance.
They will most likely make the play-offs and after that, who knows?
That mediocre St Louis team won in 2006, even though they were carrying La Russa.

If they get to the world series, I think the AL team will crush them like a bug.
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Re: Chances of the Cubs winning the World Series?

Postby Ender » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:06 am

The offense has overproduced on the year and the pitching has been about what should be expected. They also had a relatively easy schedule so far.

I think they make the playoffs but I don't think their chances of winning the WS is very high. No NL team's chances are that high.
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Re: Chances of the Cubs winning the World Series?

Postby JimmyBaseball » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:20 am

When they lose it, they will do something stupid like blame a poor kid for their mess. Forget all of the errors. Maybe they can find a new animal to blame. I wonder if PETA has a problem with blaming a poor goat?
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Re: Chances of the Cubs winning the World Series?

Postby MashinSpuds » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:28 am

I think that aside from Kerry Wood, the Cubs have to hope that the rest of their bullpen gets their heads focused if they have any chance of getting through the playoffs, never mind the World Series. Harden, Zambrano, etc can pitch a great 7 innings but it could all be lost in the 8th.
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Re: Chances of the Cubs winning the World Series?

Postby knapplc » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:08 am

Yes, the Cubs will win the World Series this year. They will have a decent team for a while afterwards, culminating in another world series appearance (but not a win) in 2045. After that they'll have a 63-year layoff before they make it to the World Series again.

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Re: Chances of the Cubs winning the World Series?

Postby AcidRock23 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:59 am

acsguitar wrote:I think Cubs fans are to scared to post in this thread


hey now...see p. 1 for more details...
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